Anchorage’s 42nd PrideFest in 42 Pictures

Not a cloud in the sky was present but rainbows could be seen everywhere. People waved rainbow flags, rainbow clothes and had faces painted in rainbow colors. Queen’s “I Want to Break Free” blasted...

Plaque-to-plaque coverage

Many people stroll through the vibrant gardens and winding trails at UAA during the peak of summer. A perceptive passerby may detect plaques spread across campus. Imperceptible at a glance but engraved in the...

‘Changing the World’ one fire at a time

“From the pyramids to the space shuttles, to the buildings we use every day, the science of engineering changes the world,” Patrick Garley, the artist behind UAA’s newest sculpture, in an interview with The...

Learning Commons: more than a tutoring hub

“People if students came to us, they must be deficient in some way,” Learning Commons director Cameron Nay said. “That mindset is changing.” Located in the Sally Monserud Hall, what was first known as...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Meet ‘Archibald’ the mechanical moose

A foreign species of moose has made his home on the UAA campus, and the happiness he spreads is invasive. Bonnie Nygard has filled many roles in her time at UAA. Currently, Nygard is...

Seawolves gear up for the summer

There is a hidden treasure trove of rentable, outdoor gear nestled to the left of the Student Union Information Desk. A red kayak greets any student who walks through the Student Union. Venture further...

UAA | University Art Analysis – ‘Serac’: An engineered complexity

“I think art pieces like this liven up the campus and make it feel more welcoming and alive,” incoming freshman Miles Morgan said. “Serac” is a hanging sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Larry Kirkland. Kirkland’s...

UAA groups collaborate to offer safety resources

“ trying to create a safe campus, and one where we look out for each other,” family health practitioner Betty Bang said. The Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition for Change, or DVSA, regularly...

Howl Days: Mandatory integration renovation

“How we onboard students sets them up for success,” executive director of Student Outreach and Transition Theresa Lyons said. Rapidly changing this year, Howl Days has been the UAA orientation since 2001. It includes sessions...

Summer volunteer opportunities

Summer has finally arrived here in Anchorage. With extended day hours and warmer weather, many want to make the most of outdoor activities. Monika Fleming, the president of The Outdoor Recreation Club at UAA, suggests...

Wellness Breaks: tools for change

“I wanted to break down all the barriers that keep people from wanting to improve or maintain their health and wellness,” employee wellness practicum coordinator Kyra McKay said. On May 7 at 1 p.m., UAA...

Remade: repurpose for a purpose

The sound of relaxing music fills the room as customers find unique treasures and enjoy home-cooked meals at Gathering AK Cafe. Piles of old and new treasures combined fill Anchorage Remade, where clothing, antiques,...

UAA International-food club emerging

Inspired by a potluck with different flavors from around the world, Hanaa Omar and Cheryl Williams began the Universal Flavors Club about a month ago. “ de-mystify food. It’s not strange and exotic, it’s...

UAA | University Art Analysis – From every angle: Tetradigm

The $26,000 sculpture in the UAA/APU Consortium Library parking lot appears to change at different viewpoints. Tetradigm is constructed out of scrap pipes from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. It is a 26-foot tall sculpture comprised...

International student spotlight: Taehee Kim

Taehee Kim, a student of UAA’s international studies program, is graduating with a mission: use his new knowledge to make a difference. Kim, who is majoring in international studies, is from South Korea. He has...

‘Education is important’: Geser Bat-Erdene reflects on the last four years of college

As the semester comes to an end, so does the college journey of many students, including USUAA president, finance major and commencement speaker, Geser Bat-Erdene. Bat-Erdene will be giving a speech to his fellow...

Alina Markina: behind the scenes

Alina Markina, UAA lead media assistant and music student, has a surprising take on music. “Words are just too descriptive for me,” Markina, who works behind the scenes at UAA productions as well as performs,...

‘Frozen’ looks at what it means to forgive and unfreeze

The final play for the spring semester put on by the Department of Theatre and Dance is “Frozen.” This certainly is not a take on the Disney film, but a rather intense play about...

“What’s your story?”: the people behind the signs

Two men sat waiting in the corner of the west entrance to Rasmuson Hall last Thursday afternoon. Every Thursday from 1-4 p.m., in fact, they hold up a sign that says, “What’s your story?”...

Under-used resource at UAA conquers language barriers

In front of a world map, University of Alaska Anchorage students and others from the Anchorage community gather for casual English conversation. Members of the English Conversation Group sit in a circle of couches...

Anthropology department responds to sexual misconduct

Anthropology faculty, the Anthropology Club and Student Union operations coordinator Tim Flynn are hosting “Dear #MeToo, We Hear You.” The event will be in the Den on April 22, 6-8 p.m. to support victims...

The Daily Den: Diverse dining for the community

The Daily Den offers a taste of diversity for the UAA community. The Daily Den is a student-run restaurant located on the ground floor of the Student Union, next to the Union Burger and Subway....

Planning strategies for students

As finals week approaches, time management can be integral to success. There is a large variety of methods students use to budget time. Despite changing technologies, however, many UAA students still prefer a physical...

Incredible stories uncovered by Student of Excellence Award program

The African-American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, International and Native American student program, or AHAINA, invites its juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to compete for the Student of Excellence Award every spring. AHAINA also offers...

eSports at UAA: Building real community in a virtual world

A growing community meets in the Student Union united by their passion for video games. Gamers from diverse backgrounds converge by the Union Station coffee shop. They bring their consoles from home to share...

Award-winning author shares her hiking and writing journey

Lisa Maloney, the author of “Day Hiking South Central Alaska,” will be visiting the UAA Bookstore on April 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Both the event and bookstore parking are free. Maloney will highlight...

Lucy’s: a creative culinary experience

Lucy’s, the UAA-owned restaurant located in Cuddy Hall, is a creative culinary experience for the students who cook there and the customers who visit. Established in 1994, Lucy’s became a laboratory for students to bake,...

Student Spotlight: Selene Stoll

Selene Stoll is a student with a bright future in the close-knit UAA art community. Stoll has recently achieved an associates degree in arts. She is now pursuing a fine arts major and a minor...

UAA’s Multicultural Fair: Celebration for everyone

UAA’s first Multicultural Fair took place in the Student Union on March 21. The event offered a chance for students to experience different nationalities through food, singing and dance performances. “I think it’s a...

Inclusive bathrooms on campus

As summer approaches, the need for inclusive bathrooms on campus increases. School is out for children in the summer, but many adults may still choose to earn college credits during the summer. If a parent...